Endowed Chair Franciscan Integration

The Sisters of St. Francis Endowed Chair in Franciscan Integration was established to deepen the understanding of Lourdes University as a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis. As the University carries forward the mission and heritage of its sponsor, it is imperative that knowledge of and reflection on the traditional four core Franciscan values—contemplation, conversion, minority, and poverty—and their current embodiment of the four core values of Lourdes University—community, learning, reverence, and service — be integrated into the curriculum life of the University in meaningful ways. The Endowed Chair in Franciscan Integration has been established to encourage faculty to seek ever new ways to deepen the Franciscan character of educational experiences.

Past Chairs

Carol Schwartz
Holly Baumgartner
Patricia O’Connell